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Vets at increased risk of suicide

WASHINGTON -- Hundreds of troops have come home from war, left the military and committed suicide.

That is the finding of preliminary Veterans Affairs Department research obtained by The Associated Press that provides the first quantitative look at the suicide toll on today's combat veterans. The ongoing research reveals that at least 283 combat veterans who left the military between the start of the war in Afghanistan on Oct. 7, 2001, and the end of 2005 took their own lives.

November 16, 2007 | By Kimberly Hefling Associated Press Writer | Military


Army told to watch contractors closer

WASHINGTON -- The Army does not have enough personnel or training to adequately supply its soldiers in combat, and it needs an additional 2,000 military and civilian personnel with the authority to sign and manage contracts, according to a new report obtained by The Associated Press.

November 16, 2007 | By Richard Lardner Associated Press Writer | Military


Bush nominates new VA head

WASHINGTON -- President Bush will nominate retired Army general James Peake on Tuesday to direct the Department of Veterans Affairs, which is strained by the influx of wounded troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.

November 14, 2007 | Deb Reichmann Associated Press Writer | Military


4th Brigade on way to Iraq

The completion of the deployment of the Third Infantry Division to Operation Iraqi Liberation began in earnest this week with the departure two flights of about 600 soldiers of the 4th Brigade Combat Team.

November 10, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | Military


500 from 92nd Engineers return

Spc. Joshua Vanburen on Tuesday held his 5-month-old son Ryan for the first time since May when the baby was born.

November 09, 2007 | Staff report | Military


Veterans trying to build online community

Veteran.com has announced it's building an online community for U.S. military veterans.

November 08, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Military


First Army soldiers in All Army Tournament

FORT STEWART - Three First Army soldiers competed in the 2007 All Army Combatives tournament this past weekend at Fort Benning.

November 08, 2007 | By Cap. George Chittenden Special to the Courier | Military


Excercise brings suspicious activity

An installation force protection exercise at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield next week may cause traffic delays.

November 03, 2007 | Staff report | Military


Four more trees salute to fallen

Keith Nurnberg was a husband expecting his first child. John Mele II was already a dedicated father who had settled with a family in Glennville. Javier Paredes was a former foster kid who did not want to be a victim of his upbringing. Christian Neff was a high school academic and public service standout.

November 03, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Military


Soldiers bring toys to Iraqi children

FORWARD OPERATING BASE HAMMER, Iraq - The children of Al-Juburi received 899 boxes of donated toys and clothes in celebration of Eid al-Fitr, the feast marking the end of Ramadan, Oct. 8.

November 01, 2007 | By Spc. Ben Huto Special to the Courier | Military


Soldiers revel in successful operation

FOB KALSU - Taking 13 suspected al-Qaeda leaders off the street was a major accomplishment for 3rd Infantry Division soldiers who are part of the surge brigades on the ground.

November 01, 2007 | By Sgt. Luis Delgadillo Special to the Courier | Military


Iraq warns Turkey about raids across border

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - Iraq urged Turkey not to send troops across the border to fight rebel Kurds, dispatching the Sunni vice president to Ankara on Tuesday and calling for "a diplomatic solution" to tensions that have sent oil prices soaring.

November 01, 2007 | By Susan Fraser Associated Press Writer | Military


Salute to fallen soldiers in area in November

Because of the growing number of U.S. casualties, the Eyes Wide Open National Exhibit has become too large for the American Friends Service Committee to tour.

October 30, 2007 | Staff report | Military


1st Army commander visits Stewart

First Army commander praises Fort Stewart

October 27, 2007 | By Maj. Valerie Meadows Special to the Courier | Military


SecDef outlines needed changes for Army

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Army of the future will need to concentrate more on training foreign militaries, mastering other languages and customs, and honing its ability to fight smaller forces of insurgents, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Wednesday.

October 27, 2007 | By Lolitaa C. Baldor Associated Press Writer | Military


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Aviation unit donates to Feds Feed Families

Soldiers from Company F, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade made the single largest donation this year at Fort Stewart - 4,318 pounds of food - for Feds Feed Families, which ran June 1-Aug. 27.

September 09, 2014 | By Capt. Chad Ashe 3rd CAB public affairs | Military


Senator opposes troop cuts

Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., told Hinesville residents he opposes troop cuts at Fort Stewart at a town hall meeting Friday.

September 08, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Stewart soldier charged with vandalizing Savannah park

SAVANNAH - With the public's help, Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department Downtown Precinct detectives on Wednesday identified and arrested a suspect in the Battlefield Park vandalization incident that occured March 2.

September 01, 2014 | Staff report | Military


Midway man taking Honor Flight Savannah

A lifelong Midway resident and retired chief warrant officer 3, George Ginter, began his military career with the Georgia Army National Guard, but he soon was called to active duty to fight in the Korean War.

August 29, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


4th IBCT dedicates its fitness center

It took 57 years for Pfc. Charles Johnson to be recognized for his heroism on Outpost Harry during the Korean War. He was posthumously awarded the Silver Star in 2010 for his actions on June 12, 1953. On Tuesday, Johnson was again honored during a special ceremony on Fort Stewart that was attended by his sister and two survivors of Outpost Harry.

August 29, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


HMAC appeals for larger Bryant Commons sign ahead of Salute

Hinesville Military Affairs Committee members would like to see a much-larger sign marking the entrance to Bryant Commons.

August 27, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


3rd ID soldier getting Operation Hero House

Lamar Smith Signature Homes, which builds new homes in Coastal Georgia, recently announced that 1st Lt. Hank Brady of the 3rd Combined Arms Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division has been selected to receive an Operation Hero House.

August 25, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Military


Fort Stewart soldiers ‘graduate’ to new careers through program

A dozen Fort Stewart soldiers were recognized Thursday afternoon at the Sfc. Paul R. Smith Education Center for having completed a six-month apprenticeship program with Georgia Power.

August 25, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


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